[CentOS-devel] iSCSI Enterprise Target

Thu Aug 6 16:36:59 UTC 2009
Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org>

Ross Walker wrote:
> Ok, I'll play.


> How about, package maintainers will test that their package works  
> correctly on all architectures and platforms their package supports,  
> they will then submit the SRPM to enter in the next "scheduled" build  
> cycle, if it builds clean they should hear nothing, but if it fails  
> they should get the error report emailed back to them, they will then  
> need to fix and re-submit for the next build cycle. The CentOS team  
> will discard any new SRPMs that fail to build.

This sort of a thing is easy, let me also plumb in a few more bits : 
people get 'version control' access, and can then submit and track 
packages in there, tag'g for builds - and results being immediately 
visible. With an automated just-build repo's that can be ( should be ? ) 
public. Allowing people to do whatever and how many ever builds they 
fancy before actually moving their packages ( and they should be able to 
do this on their own - with an automated process ) into the testing 
repo's on dev.centos.org (1)

A policy can then be drafted on how and what moves from testing to 
stable. Where stable could be  either Extras/ Contrib/ or Plus/.

> This puts the pressure on the maintainer to make sure it is thoroughly  
> tested for all supported architectures and releases that they support.

Sure, that works - however we can all share the pain a bit. The tricky 
situation however is going to be working out what is a workable 
packaging standard we could / would adopt. No reason why we cant go with 
the Fedora churnout. If that works for everyone ?

- KB

(1) might need some thinking around howto vaccumme and also resources on 
that dev.c.o machine - perhaps something to storm over later.
Karanbir Singh : http://www.karan.org/  : 2522219 at icq